Tag: "standard" at medical news
Combination HIV vaccine induces diverse immune response
...ated individuals may at times appear positive on a standard
HIVantibody test, even though they are not infected, the research team wasconcerned that participation might put volunteers at risk of discrimination andother negative consequences. True infection, however, can be distinguished fromvaccine-induced an...
Researchers identify a simple, affordable drug regimen that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection in infants of mothers with the disease
...ry day in developing countries. Unfortunately, the standard
AZT regimen used to prevent perinatal HIVtransmiss...es and Europe is evaluating if addingnevirapine to standard
treatment regimens will have any extra benefit inpreventing perinatal HIV transmission in these coun...
New study will revolutionise treatment for Parkinson's disease
..., die or are damaged. L-dopa is the current gold standard
treatment for Parkinson's disease, but isknown to cause disabling side effects known as dyskinesias (twitching, noddingand jerking) when used over a long period of time. The high incidence of dyskinesias associated with L-dopa therapy imposes a hea...
New biological target identified for cholesterol-lowering drugs
...r," he says. "It'simportant to recognize that the standard
test for CRP, which has been availablefor years, is just not sensitive enough to provide information forcardiovascular risk prediction." No one knows the source of the inflammation, although "atherosclerosis mayultimately prove to be an inflammatory...
Heart failure deaths reduced by 30 percent
...ne---showsthat adding an established medication to standard
treatment regimens for heartfailure reduced deaths...ical School. "These findings suggest that the gold standard
treatment forsevere heart failure should include an aldosterone receptor antagonist." In the RALES s...
Jefferson scientist begins clinical trial to study promising Parkinson's disease drug
...t role in cell growth, development, andrepair - to standard
Parkinson's disease treatments, which improve symp... the study medication nor placebo, butwill receive standard
Parkinson's therapy. This latter group will have theoption of receiving study medication when the st...
ReQuip cuts risk of dyskinesias by 15-fold in early Parkinson's disease
...receive either ReQuip® orL-dopa -- the current standard
therapy. Both treatment groups were allowed toreceive supplementary L-dopa if required. The study demonstrated that the probability (odds ratio) of developingdyskinesias was 3.8 times higher for patients receiving L-dopa (incidence 46%)than for pati...
Chill out: it does the heart good
...," Blumenthal said. "For cardiologists, this is a standard
method fordiagnosing ischemia out of the hospital." High emotional responders had 2.5 times greater incidence of ischemia than thelow responders, as measured by ECG readings. Those with high degrees ofemotional responsivity in both the laboratory te...
One in seven adolescents still doesn't have health insurance
...UCSF, said one checkup by a doctor per year is the standard
recommendationfor children aged 10 to 18. Uninsured teens are twice as likely not to haveseen a doctor in more than a year. That means they miss out on preventivescreening for problems with vision, hearing and chronic diseases such asdiabetes. They ...
Reacting well to heart disease can help avoid future attacks
...coronary arteries. Patients completed a series of standard
questionnairesdesigned to measure their ability to develop a positive outlook about theirmedical condition, restore their self-esteem, and find ways to gain control ofthe situation. Patients' scores on these factors were combined into a single'cogni...
New anti-angiogenic proteins discovered
...and METH-2 inhibited blood vessel formation in two standard
biologicalmodel systems, the cornea pocket model and the chorioallontoic membrane model. The ability of METH-1 and METH-2 to inhibit new blood vessel formation in thecornea pocket model was compared to that of both endostatin and thrombospondin,two ...
A leading cause of blindness may be controlled by simple course of oral
... antibioticazithromycin is more effective than the standard
six-week course of dailytetracycline ointment in c...zer Inc supported the study. Since the 1950s, the standard
treatment for trachoma has been daily applicationof tetracycline ointment in the inflamed eye for si...
A leading cause of preventable blindness may be controlled by simple course of oral antibiotic
... old age group may beblinded. Since the 1950s, the standard
treatment for trachoma has been daily applicationo... the currentstudy, the research team compared this standard
topical regimen with three dosesof oral azithromycin at one-week intervals.Results showed infection ...
American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology update guidelines for treatment of heart attack
...particularly in thedeveloping world. The dose of standard
heparin (an anticlotting agent) should be loweredwhen used with fibrinolytic agents, which are clot-dissolving drugs such as TPAand streptokinase. In addition, new information was added on cardiac markers such as troponin,creatine kinase, and MB is...
Double transplant frees patient from need for immunosuppressive drugs
...failure madeher unable to tolerate the toxicity of standard
bone marrow transplantpreparation. After the double transplant from her sister, the patient had normal kidneyfunction with no sign of graft-versus-host disease. While she receivedcyclosporine right after the transplant, the immunosuppressant was ta...
Cedars-Sinai is first site in California offering LDL apheresis to treat severehypercholesterolemia
...ere hypercholesterolemia whohave not responded to standard
therapy, says Timothy A. Denton, M.D., attendingcardiologist. "The majority of patients are homozygous and heterozygous familialhypercholesterolemics, or patients who have been tried on at least twocholesterol-lowering agents, but whose LDL choleste...
Heart failure deaths reduced by 30 percent with new drug regimen
...ne shows that adding an established medication to standard
treatmentregimens for heart failure reduced deaths...ical School. These findings suggest that the gold standard
treatment forsevere heart failure should include an aldosterone receptor antagonist. In the RALES st...
OSU Medical Center uses robotic heart surgery technique
...c technology becoming the standard
for performing many other surgical procedures, in nearly all fields of medicine. "This type of surgical instrument is going to be with us for years to come and it's very excit...
Health plays a crucial role in California labor market, according to UCSF researchers
...e currently working, three in ten work more than a standard
full-time workweek. In addition, 40 percent of workers report receiving a promotion or getting a better job in the past year and 60 percent report an increase in earnings. The nature of employment in California, according to researchers, is changi...
UCSF/Mount Zion violence prevention project receives grant to establish clinic
for child witnesses of domestic violence
...ren is often inadequate. The program will develop standard
protocols for responding to situations where achild has witnessed violence, and to refer the family to direct interventionservices. LINC will also work with the San Francisco Neighborhood LegalAssistance Foundation to assist families by providing the...
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